Temple on the Definition of Worship

Have you ever tried to come up with a one-sentence definition of worship? Here's one by a noted English cleric of the last century.

To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.

-William Temple (1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942 to 1944.


Holy Lord, quicken my conscience, feed my mind, purge my imagination, and open my heart to your love as I devote my will to your purpose. Amen!

Have a great week!

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